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Archive of Media headlines

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Austerity measures will lead to rise in unemployment and suicides, says Marmot

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European austerity programmes are a “ghastly experiment” that will lead to more citizens’ deaths, says Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health). Read: BMJ

Guardian book club

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) talks about Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, and looks at biblical references in the book. Read: Guardian

UK industry to build Solar Orbiter satellite

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"Solar Orbiter's mission will tell us how the Sun creates the heliosphere, which you can think of as its atmosphere," says Dr Lucie Green (UCL Space & Climate Physics). Read: BBC News

A Light Shining From Babylon

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As we plumbed the depths of the quantum world in the 20th century, elementary particles exhibited mass, but how did they acquire it, asks Professor Mark Ronan (UCL Mathematics). Read: Standpoint

Commissioning board chair: liberation of the NHS 'won't happen overnight'

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The health service should not expect a “sudden overnight change on 1 April next year” to an autonomous and liberated system, says UCL Provost Professor Malcolm Grant. Read: Health Service Journal (£)

'Not having credible policy will cost us'

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It is very sad for Scotland that Doosan has taken this decision, when Holyrood is so solid. If indeed it is the UK Government's wobbling that has caused this decision, I think we have to be aware that if we don't have policy credibility, it will cost us, says Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute). Read: Herald Scotland

Prospect of 'autism drug' raised after early tests

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“Despite hopeful signs for a future drug treatment of at least some autistic behaviours, it would be sad if too much pressure was now put on researchers to rush into applications," says Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: BBC News

Designer packs being used to lure new generation of smokers

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"Tobacco companies claim they don't market their products to children. But the truth is their products are attractive to children. This is about protecting children," says Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health). Read: Independent More: PA Metro Herald Scotland

Lab Mistakes Hobble Cancer Studies But Scientists Slow to Take Remedies

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“The whole ethos of science is to strive for the truth and produce a balanced argument about the evidence. Yet, all this crap is being produced,” says Professor John Masters (UCL Research Department of Urology). Read: Wall Street Journal (£)

Ripe old age: Regularly eating strawberries and blueberries can stave off mental decline by more than two years

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“It is a large and well-designed study that significantly strengthens the evidence that changes to diet may be able to delay onset of dementia symptoms,” says Professor Derek Hill (UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering). Read: Daily Mail

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